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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Submission Date June 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Wake Forest University
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Hannah Slodounik
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Think Green Thursdays

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

Office of Sustainability interns, Sustainability Ambassadors, and the Program Coordinator conduct campus-wide outreach throughout the academic year, including a public event every Thursday. Tables with interactive games to help educate peers are set up in the student center, in front of the dining hall at lunch times, and in the library during mid-terms and finals.

The Choose to Reuse campaign specifically supports students in choosing reusable water bottles and coffee mugs, instead of disposable bottled water and coffee cups.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

The effect of the year-long sustainability outreach campaign is increased participation by volunteers, increased applications for sustainability internships, increased participation in the ridesharing program, increased shuttle ridership, increased participation in the re-usable to-go container program, a marked increase in recycling, and a measurable decrease in the contamination rates of recycling. During the 2013/2014 academic year, Think Green Thursday was held 26 times and resulted in over 1,400 interactions.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
Choose to Reuse

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):

The Choose to Reuse campaign educates campus users on the importance of using a reusable water bottle or beverage thermos instead of a disposable water bottle or coffee cup. An interactive quiz is administered to faculty during new faculty orientation, to students in a required introductory-level Health and Exercise Science course, and at other outreach events throughout the year. Each quiz participant receives a free reusable water bottle and "Choose to Reuse" sticker provided by the Office of Sustainability.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):

The campaign, which is supported by the installation of water bottle refill stations across campus, results in the reduction of the purchase or use of one disposable water bottle every nine minutes. Each time the water bottle refill station is used, the refill is tracked by the station.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.